China Opens Its Bond Market—With Unknown Consequences for World

China Opens Its Bond Market—With Unknown Consequences for World

(Bloomberg Markets) -- China’s 2001 entry into the World Trade Organization transformed the global economic order. Yet even as China became the factory to the world, its financial system remained a closed shop, with strict controls on the flow of money in and out. For years there’s been talk of a “two-way opening,” but slow progress. Now the admission of foreign investors into China’s $15 trillion bond market—cemented this year when the country rounded out its inclusion in all three of the top global indexes—may just mark the big bang equivalent to WTO entry. Global pension funds, starved for yield …
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